At last night's Rarities release show in Austin, Max Bemis announced a handful of updates. Max and Sherri's daughter Lucy will be born within the next few weeks or so. The Perma record is almost finished and will be released in fall. Lastly, Bemis has written half of the next Say Anything record, calling it his darkest, most twisted material. The band will hit the studio to record it after the Perma record is out.
You can pre-order Say Anything's In Defense of The Genre on 2xLP here. The album is set to release on January 15, 2013. The album includes 27 tracks on a 2XLP available in three colors – 180 Gram Black (LTD 500), Purple (LTD 500) and Gold (LTD 1,500 – Hot Topic Exclusive).
On January 22, Equal Vision will release Say Anything's All My Friends Are Enemies: Early Rarities, collection of remastered B-sides and rarities. Check the replies for track listing, artwork, and more details.
This week I explore the functioning behind the great wars of our vast comment sections. As a site built around discussion on a number of topics, has AbsolutePunk opened you up to new views you wouldn't otherwise see? How many times have you opened up to another user's opinion on an album or song or artist and gave it a second shot with different results? Do you generally take a publication's word on an album review, or do your friends and own expectations matter more? I'm interested to know how many of you rely on media outlets and how many of you have outgrown them over the years...well, to an extent of course.
Max Bemis said the other night at the House of Blues in Boston that Say Anything will be releasing a box set of all of their unreleased albums and songs (including Baseball) next year and they will most likely be playing a tour based on mostly old material.